Definitive proof against celebrating the birthday of the Prophet ﷺ

 

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All Praise is due to Allaah [alone], Who has guided us to Tawheed and the Sunnah, and may the prayers and salutations [of Allaah] be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of guidance and mercy. To proceed…

These are three important questions related to those who practice the innovation of celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).

The first question, “Is this celebration [of the Prophet’s birthday an act of] obedience or disobedience?”

So whoever says it is [an act of] disobedience, then it is not permissible to celebrate it – because [an act of] disobedience is impermissible to do – and [with that] the matter is concluded.

As for if they say it is [and act of] obedience, then they are to be asked another question, “did the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) known of this [act of] obedience or was he ignorant of it?”

So if they say he (the Prophet) was ignorant of it, then this is accusing the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) of ignorance, and this is tantamount to disbelief and misguidance, and we ask Allaah for safety and protection [from such a heinous accusation]!

And if they say he knew of this [act of obedience], then they are to be asked another question “did the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) convey to us this [act of] obedience?” So they will either say “he didn’t” or “he did convey to us”.

If they said “he didn’t convey [this act of obedience]”, then this is accusing the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) of not conveying the message, and this is tantamount to disbelief in Allaah, as Allaah (Ta’aala) says:

{O Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His message.} [005:067]

And our belief is that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) died having conveyed the message, and fulfilled the trust and advised the ummah.

And if they say “he did convey [this act of obedience] to us”, then they will be compelled with that which Allaah (Ta’aala) commanded with, as mentioned in His (Ta’aala) statement:

{Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.”} [002:111]

And there is no proof or evidence for celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam); neither from the Book of Allaah and nor from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).

And with this [simple process] the proof will be established upon them that this celebration [of the birthday of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) is an innovation and misguidance.

And with Allaah [alone] lies all success.

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